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Founder's Memorial Garden and House

  • Former Use: Garden Club of Georgia Headquarters House
  • Also Known As: Garden Club of Georgia Museum
  • Also Known As: School of Environmental Design

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Historic former headquarters of America's first garden club, Ladies Garden Club of Athens. The Garden Club of Georgia moved to new headquarters at the State Botanical Garden. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Wade,Edward Architect
1857/00/00 House built
1891/00/00 Ladies Garden Club of Athens founded Ladies Garden Club of Athens founded
1938/00/00 Begins use as headquarters for the Landscape Architecture Program Event
1946/00/00 Founders Memorial Garden completed Founders Memorial Garden completed
1961/00/00 Garden Club of Georgia takes possession
1998/00/00 Garden Club of Georgia moves to new headquarters Event

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Particulars for Founder's Memorial Garden and House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Landscape Architecture Formal gardens
Historic Use Garden
Landscape Architecture Gardens
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Landscape architecture
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th April 1972

Registry Name: Garden Club of Georgia Museum-Headquarters House,Founder's Memorial Garden
Registry Address: Lumpkin St., University of Georgia campus
Registry Number: 72000376
Resource Type: District
Owner: State
Architect: Wade,Edward
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1850-1874, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1857, 1939
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Education, Recreation and Culture, Landscape, Social
Current Sub-Function: Museum Civic College Forest

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